Ergonomics is an increasingly important aspect of design, whether for products or machinery. Indeed, the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is more explicit in its reference to ergonomics within the Essential Health and Safety Requirements.
Beyond the application of common sense, most machine designers probably have little experience or knowledge of ergonomics, so they may not be sure how to comply with the new regulatory requirements.
To address this need, there is a new article on MachineBuilding.net entitled Ergonomics and the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This outlines the ergonomic requirements in the Directive, lists the relevant Harmonised Standards and provides a link to the ErgoMach website from where useful Information Sheets can be downloaded.
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